Mitchells & Butlers PLC 03 February 2005 Mitchells & Butlers plc announces that on 3 February 2005 it purchased 250,000 of its ordinary shares at a price of 329.9904 pence per ordinary share. 125,000 of these shares will be held as treasury shares and 125,000 shares will be cancelled. The total number of Mitchells & Butlers shares in issue (after cancellation of 125,000 shares and excluding treasury shares) is 518,865,676. Following the above purchase, Mitchells & Butlers plc holds 2,433,364 ordinary shares as treasury shares. It is intended that the shares held as treasury shares will be used to meet obligations of Mitchells & Butlers under employee share option schemes. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange